John W. Waterhouse

John W. Waterhouse
The Inspiration

The John Waterhouse collection came about because of my fondness towards the Lady of Shalott. One of my favourite paintings of all time, displayed at Tate Britain in London. The picture illustrates Tennyson’s poem, The Lady of the Shalott, first published in 1832. It tells of a woman who suffers under an undisclosed curse. She lives isolated in a tower on an island called Shalott, on a river which flows down from King Arthur’s castle at Camelot.

The Collection

The intricate design of her skirt, the surroundings, and the depth of colours inspired me to create this palette. From the silvery off white to the deep browny blue, I think these hues are historical but fresh and contemporary at the same time. They can be used in various situations and in different mediums, from chalky to gloss.

With soft hues mixed with the deeper side of this historical paint collection, you can team them together for a dramatic effect, or you can of course mix and match from any of the collections as you like.

The History

John William Waterhouse (6 April 1849 – 10 February 1917). An English painter known for embracing the Pre-Raphaelite style and subject matter. His artworks were known for their depictions of women from both ancient Greek mythology and Arthurian legend.

Waterhouse’s work is currently displayed at several major British art galleries, and the Royal Academy of Art organised a major retrospective of his work in 2009.

The A4s and 75 mls sample pots for this collection come in the Eco Emulsion only. From 1 litre onward, all of our colours are available in all of our finishes.

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